SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Bend brewpub. dark gold in color with a small white head. The aroma is actually pretty fruity with definite peach, and some spicy hops as well. Medium sweet bready malt flavors with a floral fruitiness that was unexpected. Medium in bitterness and finishes sweet. Medium bodied. A fruity, floral maibock? Weird, but would have been better with a dryer finish. Certainly not traditional either way.
BillKismet (3885) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Of a light sunrise color blessed with consistent upward bubbling carbonation that feeds a silky shaving cream head. Honey tipped bouquet speckled with freshly milled grains. The body begins with a touch of honey, and advances to a pool of honeyed hops with a pronounced bitter hop component resultant from the 40 ibu’s.